Monday, December 15, 2008

The Lost Art of Discipline, Part III.

What's good peoples...

As we continue on with our examination of discipline and the vital role it plays in smooth and harmonious family functioning, I wanted to go on a (somewhat) brief digression.

No Gold Standard, no monetary morality.

Longtime readers know that I like to write about precious metals and the role they play in our monetary system. I am also in favor of a return to the traditional American hard currency standard [a][b].

Fittingly, I would like to present this interview with Mr. Ferdinand Lips, formerly of the Rothschild banking empire, as he discusses his book Gold Wars: The Battle Against Sound Money as Seen From a Swiss Perspective with Mr. Jim Puplava of Financial Sense.

What really struck me as I listened to this podcast was that Mr Lips stated, on more than one occasion, that justice and fiat money cannot co-exist. He also stated that without a gold standard, there can be no trust, and the financial system itself cannot function properly without it.

More importantly, the writer indirectly notes that Gold is more than money.

Gold is discipline.

Pretty strong words, but this elderly gentleman's credentials speak for themselves. He confirms an idea that I have held for a long time, namely that fiat money is the root of all evil in general, and of feminism in particular.

Ideas are fine and good, but it takes committed action and massive sums of money and credit for an idea to manifest in the real world. And clearly, billions of federal dollars have been stolen (from taxpayers), and counterfeited in order to sustain the current Matriarchal regime [c][d].

None of this would have been possible if government spending were restrained by a gold standard. No government would squander their precious and limited resources on a series of programs that offers a negative return on investment and has proven to be largely ineffective [1][2]. If a government was foolish enough to try, the standard would automatically impose a sharp penalty for monetary mismanagement.

Or to put it another way, if "social activists" wanted to impose a government funded feminist superstate upon the American people under the discipline of a gold standard, the government would have to raise taxes or sell bonds in order to finance such a program, which would have raised the ire of the people without fail. No one in their right mind would long tolerate programs such as VAWA if their taxes increased dramatically as a result. At the very least, there would be a much larger outcry, and a more critical examination of the program, the ideology on which it is based, and the return on investment of the enterprise.

And so, in order to avoid all of this unseemly opposition, governments prefer to fund feminist pork, overseas entanglements, bridges to nowhere, and all manner of nonsensical projects by resorting to inflation, or creating money out of thin air [11][22][33].

In this way, harmful and unnatural programs such as feminism and the Drug War are funded into fruition, justice is perverted beyond recognition, a host of other unintended and disastrous events occur throughout the society, and various individuals, such as the poor, people who save money, retired folks on a fixed income, and others suffer most terribly in the end.

The Immorality of Fiat Currency.

It should be pointed out, by the way, that debasement of currencies is a violation of the Universal Law. We find injunctions against this practice dating back to the dawn of civilization.

In the Kemetic Pert M Heru, known to most in the West as the Egyptian Book of the Dead, is the oldest collection of spiritual wisdom known to mankind.

Tucked within a series of injunctions known as the 42 Negative Confessions, we find:

(6) "I have not defrauded offerings." Variant: I have not destroyed food supplies or increased or decreased the measures to profit (Pert M Heru, p. 304).

The peoples of Kemet were well aware of the role of precious metals as a store of wealth. Silver, being rarer than gold, was the premiere store of value at various points of the Kingdom's long history. Also, we know that gold and silver were used as units of account and as a medium of exchange... in other words, as money.

Moving to the later Hebrew writings, the Torah and Tanach, we find:

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in
weight, or in measure. Just balances, just weights, a just
ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have. (Lev. 19:35-36)

Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small. But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have…. For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the Lord thy God. (Deut. 25:13-16)

Please note that currency is expressed in weights of gold, silver, or some other commodity accepted by a nation as money. Even our present day fiat currencies, as Rothbard explains in the link above, such as American Dollars or British Pounds Sterling, ultimately derive their "value" from their origins as gold and silver backed currencies, which were defined by the weight of the gold or silver content they represented.

Consequently, having just weights becomes a very important issue. So much so, that the Holy One Himself is very much against debasement in any form, be it tampering with coinage or printing paper money out of thin air.

And still later, we find injunctions in the Koran against fiat paper dollars.

When you have time, please watch this series of videos entitled Islam and the Future of Money. It explains much about Islamic attitudes towards money, and it also reveals some little known facts about the IMF, the World Bank, and the Bretton Woods accord. Definitely worth watching.

And finally, most of the economists, such as the Austrian school, recognize the harmful effects of fiat monetary inflation.

The point of all this is that without the discipline of gold, silver, and honest weights and measures, injustice, criminality, and poverty reign throughout the land. The masses suffer, and the well connected few benefit.

And the bulk of these well connected individuals who benefit are men.

Men behaving badly.

We need to understand that the Money Masters, the politicians, the policymakers and the media moguls are overwhelmingly male [aa][bb][cc][dd]. And this small group of "elite" men are condemning their brothers to ignorance, misery, imprisonment and death without apology.

In addition, as the Mighty Marc Rudov often notes [e][f], the average man on the street does not have the discipline of standing up for himself and his rights. He is more than willing to accept widespread misandry in order to curry female favor. Nor is he willing to impose discipline upon his elected officials, community and business leaders, or newsmedia outlets. Bailouts and corruption continue unchecked, and the future of the nation looks increasingly bleak.

From the dregs of society to the top of the heap, men are behaving very badly indeed. The Virtues, such as discipline, seem to be diminishing and disappearing with every passing moment.


Before I write in more detail about why men need to be in a position to administer discipline within their family circles, I felt it was important to point out that discipline is needed on all levels of society.

Business, government, religious institutions, and social groups are in a state of disarray. And at the helm of most of these bodies, we find men who have betrayed their oaths and their positions of trust. Male judges, male police officers, male prosecutors, male mayors, male governors, male Congressmen, male auto executives...

Men have the power and the intellect to fight for justice, repudiate flawed and harmful ideologies such as feminism, and govern in such a way as to benefit all citizens of the nation.

But they can do none of these things so long as they refuse to apply discipline where and when it is needed, and cannot do the right things if they refuse to exercise the self-discipline it takes to fight for justice, morality and order. If they refuse to refute the elements that always seek to lead men and nations down the path of tyranny and destruction, then they have no right to accept the mantle of Kingship that is the birthright and the responsibility of most every man.

A man's home cannot be his castle if he refuses to fight for it!

It is no secret that Men are not angels. I don't want readers to believe that men have some sort of Divine Right that is completely divorced from Divine Responsibility. We must remember that while we seek to bring discipline into our family, community, and nation, we are not above the Universal Law, and that the price of leadership and authority comes with a high price. To whom great authority is given, much is expected.

Discipline, after all, is the duty of men and women alike.



Anonymous said...

I've read some commentaries on the Gospels -- possibly in "The Creature from Jekyll Island" that claimed that Jesus was angered by the money-lenders effectively using the temple as a fiat currency scheme.

Can you confirm or deny that? Thanks.

Togakure said...


Here is some commentary on the episode in the temple:

"And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise" (John 2:13-16).

The Bible has all manner of prohibitions against usury and defrauding people economically, because when bankers and such run their scams on the unsuspecting populace, the whole society falls into ruin.

I should have mentioned this passage in my post... thanks for pointing this one out!

Also, there are some good resources out there that speak on economics and morality.

Mr. Gary North has a whole series of writings that can be found here:

Anonymous said...

I did a little searching, starting from your links. I found a claim, apparently originally from just one source, that gets repeated in almost exactly the same wording. So if the original source is solid, then great, but if not, we need a real historian.

The claim is as follows:
Jews had to pay Temple dues in half-shekels, which were the only coins that did not have pagan pictures on them. The money-changers monopolized them, Jesus made a whip of three cords, and the rest is in the Gospels.

The guy cited for this story is "Andrew Carrington Hitchcock." Is he on the level? I don't know.

I don't know if this is real history... but here are the links: